I’ve been playing a lot of different games, I switch off between them quite frequently, but I’ll just mention a few and what I think of them:
Dota 2 is a great PC game, but it has a very steep learning curve for anyone not familiar with the MOBA genre. It’s still technically in beta, so you can’t play it without an invite. The game is a lot of fun though. I’m no good at explaining the intricacies of dota, so I’m not going to try.
Blacklight: Retribution is a free to play first person shooter for the PC, which is a whole lot of fun. It kind of reminds me of Call of Duty, but free. The way the’ve set up the micro-transactions in this one is that you can either pay real money to buy the in-game currency, to buy upgrades for weapons, equipment, and other things. OR you can just play the game and earn currency to get the same stuff. So rather than the usual pay-to-win scheme that a lot of free to play games have, it’s more of a pay-to-get-stuff-faster. Which makes the game a lot more fun. Overall, a great fast paced shooter for the low price of $0
I started playing Civilization V again. I started a simple single-player game with six AI opponents, and 12 city-states. But it seems like everyone wants to kill me. And because I’m so good at defending myself, everyone is afraid of me. I didn’t even have a military until Montezuma decided to declare war. I defended my land against the onslaught of 10 or 15 Aztec units with two Samurai units and a single archer unit. The nice thing about playing as Japan, is they get an ability called Bushido, which allows their units to fight at full strength even when they’re damaged. I now own all of north, south and east Africa… It’s only a matter of time before I control the world! :evil:
The scary thing is though, I have no idea what is going on in the Americas, China has been over there all by herself for the entire game so far. For all I know, she could have all of North and South America under her control… scary thought. :unsure: